The P-Shot is a non invasive procedure that is meant to deliver lasting improvements in sexual performance in men. This procedure uses blood derived growth factors to rejuvenate the penis. By utilizing growth factors extracted from a sample of your own blood it makes the procedure safe and natural. These growth factors are known as platelet rich plasma (PRP) which are nutrient and growth rich. This PRP is what is used to stimulate tissue growth within the penis.
The P-Shot procedure begins with a numbing cream which is applied to the treatment area while the patient lays comfortable. You can also receive a simple local anesthetic to further ensure comfort-ability. A simple blood draw is performed. That blood sample is placed into a special centrifuge machine which spins for ten minutes to separate the platelet rich plasma from the other blood elements.
This PRP is then drawn into two syringes. There will be five separate injections of the PRP into the penis. These injections will occur with two along each side of the shaft and one on the head of the penis, all taking only a few minutes.
Afterwards, a penis pump will be placed for ten minutes to ensure that the PRP holds into the treatment areas, which can enhance the results.
Sexual dysfunction by definition is any physical or psychological problem that prevents you or your partner from getting sexual satisfaction. Male sexual dysfunction is more common in older men, but it is no uncommon to affect men of all ages. Treatment can often help these men from suffering from sexual dysfunction.
There are many types of sexual dysfunction, but there are a few main types that men are generally diagnosed with if they have sexual dysfunction. These include: Erectile dysfunction (difficulty getting/ keeping an erection), premature ejaculation (reaching orgasm too quickly), delayed or inhibited ejaculation (reaching orgasm too slowly or not at all), or low libido (reduced interest in sex).
There can be many things that can cause these sexual dysfunction both physical and psychological. As far as physical causes, the dysfunction can be from low testosterone levels, prescription drugs (like antidepressants), blood vessel disorders, stroke or nerve damage from diabetes or surgery, smoking, alcoholism or other drug use.
When it comes to psychological causes, that can include: concern about sexual performance, marital or relationship problems, depression/ feelings of guilt, effects of past sexual trauma, work-related stress or anxiety.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and keep am erection for sexual intercourse/ Erectile dysfunction is quite common, with studies showing that about half of american men over the age of 40 are affected by it.
Low Libido means your desire or interest in sex has decreased. This condition is often linked with low levels of the hormone testosterone. Testosterone is what maintains a man’s sex drive, muscle, sperm production, hair, and bone. Low testosterone can affect both your body and mood.
This reduced sexual desire can also be linked to depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. Diabetes, certain medications, and high blood pressure.
Ejaculation Disorders can be classified into three categories: Premature ejaculation, Inhibited or delayed ejaculation and retrograde ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation is when ejaculation occurs before or too soon after penetration. Inhibited or delayed ejaculation is when ejaculation does not occur at all or takes a long time. Retrograde ejaculation is when at orgasm, the ejaculate is forced backwards into the bladder instead of exiting the penis.
The exact cause of premature ejaculation is not known, but in many cases it can be due to performance anxiety during sex. Other factors can be stress, temporary depression, history of sexual repression, low self confidence, or lack of communication and unresolved conflict with partner.
Physical causes for inhibited or delayed ejaculation may include chronic health problems, medication side effects, alcohol abuse, or surgeries. Psychological issues that can contribute are depression, stress, anxiety, or relationship problems.
Retrograde ejaculation is more common in males that suffer nerve damage from diabetes. Problems with nerves in the bladder and leading from the bladder can force the ejaculate to flow backward. In other cases, retrograde ejaculation may be a side effect of medication or happen after an operation on the prostate or bladder.
Is the P-Shot painful?
No. With the local anesthetic being used prior to the procedure you should be completely comfortable. There can be some strange pressure, but not painful. Most patients report zero to mild pain during the procedure.
Are there any side effects?
Since the PRP is extracted from your own blood, there are few and minor side effects that can occur. These include minor bleeding, bruising or swelling. These should resolve fairly quickly on their own
What results can I expect?
For some the results can occur immediately following the procedure. However, most patients begin to see results within a few weeks and see the full benefits after three months
The P-Shot is not for everyone. You and your provider will decide if the procedure is right for you.